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Oklahoma Bill Could Make Abortion Illegal

April 12, 2012 by  

Oklahoma Bill Could Make Abortion Illegal
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If passed, a bill in Oklahoma could make abortion illegal.

A proposed law in Oklahoma could make abortions illegal in the State. The Personhood Act, which was passed by the State Senate in February with a 34-8 vote, defines the word “person” to include an embryo at the moment of conception.

The Personhood Act is expected to be passed through the House in a few weeks.

In order to be enacted, the bill must then be signed by Republican Governor and pro-life advocate Mary Fallin.

While the bill will not explicitly prohibit abortion, opponents are concerned that it will not only make abortion illegal, but that it will limit a couple’s options when planning a family. Doctors fear that if passed, the bill will make in vitro fertilization illegal as well as some forms of birth control.

Also, researchers who work with embryos are concerned about the implications of the bill.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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